Why are vikings romanticized? They were assholes
will consciousness ever be fully solved?
I doubt it will be fully understood, but tbqh, it's impossible to know if it will, because I cannot predict the future in several hundreds of years.
What I think is that we will make A.I, and we will be closer to perhaps understanding the mechanisms of at least machine consciousness.
> Zeno's paradoxes have been solved by mathematics
Except they aren't and there is class of problems known as supertasks. They follow the same logic that Zeno used and generalize his ideas. The one and only mathematics achievement here is just a new way to express paradox in terms of calculus.
Has anyone yet provided a logical argument for the existence of a god?
Why are the Pharisees portrayed as antagonists in the NT? They didn't control the Sanhedrin in Jesus's time, were not particularly legalistic, and weren't prominent or powerful in the Holy Land until after the destruction of the Temple in 70AD.
Yeah, they were particularly legalistic, and they were powerful. Just because they didn't have total dominance like they would later have, doesn't mean they were not influential. Among those who weren't wealthy, the Pharisees were the most influential sect by far.
You are about to be executed by a tyrannical despot, who in his infinite mercy has allowed you to decide the method of execution. If you say "natural causes" or "old age" you get roasted alive in the bronze bull. What do you choose?
Beheading or drowning are generally considered the easiest ways to go senpai
That or getting tossed off a huge sheer cliff. You'd die pretty much instantly and the adrenaline rush would be pretty cool
What does /his/ think of Ireland and Northern Ireland and whether it should or shouldn't unite?
I know very few opinions from people who don't live here.
>flee in terror before your enemies and abandon an allied nation in the process, leaving thousands to be slaughtered and captured
>somehow spin this into an example of glory and heroism, when you would viciously mock and degrade an enemy power for doing the same thing
Is there anything the eternal Anglo can't do? How do they keep getting away with it?
The Dinkirk evacuation made strategic sense and was an impressive feat of logistics but the level to which Brits cream themselves over it is goddamn embarrassing
Then again if you take it away they don't have much from that war to crow over other than the firebombing of Dresden. The best way to be a British hero is to either flee from German soldiers or barbecue German civilians
Also they forgot to mention how it's the surrender monkeys who faced the Germans so the bongs who were cowering on the beachs could evacuate
Did NATO ever have a chance to win a conventional conflict in Europe without the use of tactical nuclear weapons (and the potential escalation that comes with them)? From what I've read it seems that the Soviets and their allies had an overwhelming superiority in everything but airpower and naval power and operation REFORGER wouldn't give enough results in time to change the tide of the conflict.
7 days to river Rhine seems a bit optimistic but I don't see how NATO could have possibly won before the very late 80's.
Is there really a need though? NATO's fighting power would be crushed, all prepared defenses, airbases etc in the most important area (West Germany) would be lost and it would be only a short sprint to the Atlantic to cut off the low countries from each other. Britain is obviously unassailable and I doubt they'd dare to touch France if they didn't have to but NATO's prestige would be gone and the alliance would be finished.
A crushed and humiliated...
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>all prepared defense crushed
>I don't think they'd touch France
What? Their gonna draw new battle lines in the middle of Europe, the countries they occupied would need their defense rebuilt to do that, France is the perfect place to stage a counter attack against them, not to mention in a drawn out war NATO has the financial advantage
How do you deal with thoughts of your own mortality, /his/?
What was the best ancient Greek state and why was it Corinth?
How was he as a general, really? How was he as a president? How did he become so unanimously popular?
It's hard to find informed opinion that don't seem like propaganda.
>How was he as a general, really?
The Revolutionaries got wrecked in most battles against the Brits. The victory was more of a logistic strategy. Its why the Brits just invaded again in 1812.
Much of the love and admiration for Washington seems to be based upon the fact that he was a genuinely moral man, an impression that was enhanced by the fact that he was very handsome, tall, and strong looking in his younger years. Modern scholarship downplays the importance of his military prowess in favor of emphasizing diplomacy and French aid but if he hadn't been so skillful at evading confrontation and dragging things out there never would have been a French alliance.
He won the war and was universally beloved.
That ought to tell you everything you need to know about how he was as a general and statesman.
POPE CLEMENT, I'M VIII
Is it time we abandoned Augustinian Original Sin altogether?
>Not mentioned anywhere in the Bible
>Based on Augustine's use of a latin translation of Romans 5:12 which mistranslated "because of [Adam] all have sinned" as "in [Adam] all have sinned"
>Appears to have been abandoned by Benedict XVI (source below)
>Pessimistic and absurd to boot
Hey guys, curious if you're aware of Western Rite Orthodoxy. Pic related is a Western Rite carved icon. Here is a Western Rite Liturgy, which was written in the 6th Century, and was in use until the Latin Rite replaced it (it's being revived): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGvjx1102U8
The vanguard of the Western Rite is the Antiochian Church, which is also the vanguard of evangelism, the majority of the Church in America are converts. Very traditionalist as well.
>Western Rite Orthodoxy
Is this just a meme phrase for the Latin Church?
Order and Progress
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